Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.